Mikveh for Monthly Use: Niddah

Traditionally, the rhythm of sexual relations in a marriage was determined by the Jewish laws of purity and impurity (tahara and tumah). A woman abstained from sexual relations with her husband during her menstrual period and for a fixed time (usually a week) thereafter. At the conclusion of this period, she immersed herself in a mikveh, a ritual bath, and resumed sexual relations with her husband.

Rising from the Ritual Bath

By Rabbi Jill Hammer
An article explaining the traditional uses of mikveh and modern perspectives on it, including a review of contemporary literature on the subject   more

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